A community vigil will take place at Allen Civic Plaza following the tragic deaths of five North Texas police officers. The gathering is scheduled for noon on Friday, July 8.
Allen Civic Plaza is located at 305 Century Parkway, between Allen City Hall and Allen Police Headquarters.
The City of Allen will lower state and city flags to half-staff through sunset on Tuesday, July 12 following an order from Lt. Governor Dan Patrick. President Obama ordered the United States flag to be flown at half staff for the same time period. Individuals, businesses and other entities are encouraged to follow suit as a sign of honor and respect for fallen public servants.
The Allen Police Department shared this statement on Facebook following the shootings:
"Sincere condolences to the Dallas Police Department, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Department, and the families of the officers who have passed away. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Officers who were senselessly targeted tonight. We stand with you!"